Potter eyes progress

23rd August
First team

Graham Potter reckons Swansea City have plenty of room for improvement despite their positive start to the season.

The Swans are yet to lose in 2018-19 ahead of Saturday’s clash with Bristol City at the Liberty Stadium.

Despite a turbulent summer which saw a number of senior players move on following relegation from the Premier League, Potter’s youthful Swans side have beaten Sheffield United and Preston and drawn with Birmingham and Leeds to put eight points on the board after four Championship games.

Potter has been delighted with his team’s early-season form – but insists they can get better.

“I am really happy with the response of everyone so far – the players, the staff and the supporters, who have backed us unbelievably well,” he said.

“Then you look and see that we still have 92 per cent of the season to go, so we are at the start of a long road.

“We have made a decent start that we can be relatively happy with, but we have to try to get better and that’s the work we have to do.”

The Championship is a notoriously difficult league, with games against teams with contrasting styles coming thick and fast.

The Swans have dealt well with challenges they have faced so far, but Potter wants more from his players.

“We have to try to get a level of consistency in our performance that we are happy with,” he added.

“It’s about proving to ourselves that we can compete and play well, and we still feel we can get better.

“We have players who want to be here and want to get better and that’s exciting.

“We played well against Leeds but it wasn’t a perfect performance. There’s lots to improve on.”